Blade Runner

1982 film directed by Ridley Scott


Blade Runner is a 1982 American-Hong Kong dark science fiction movie directed by Ridley Scott and written by Hampton Fancher and David Peoples. It was based on the book Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick. Blade Runner's main actors are Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos and Daryl Hannah.

Blade Runner
Directed byRidley Scott
Produced byMichael Deeley
Screenplay by
Based onDo Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
by Philip K. Dick
Starring
Music byVangelis
CinematographyJordan Cronenweth
Edited by
Production
company
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • June 25, 1982 (1982-06-25)
Running time
117 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States[2][3]
Hong Kong[4]
Budget$30 million[5]
Box office$32.9 million[6]

PlotEdit

The movie takes place in humid rainy climate changed Los Angeles in November 2019 when artificial human adults called "replicants" come to Earth. As replicants are not allowed on Earth anymore after some of them had attacked humans, police officers called "Blade Runners" hunt down and kill them on Earth. Rick Deckard is forced to hunt down some replicants in Los Angeles.

Release datesEdit

Country Premiere
  Canada June 25, 1982
  United States June 25, 1982
  Japan July 3, 1982
  Spain August 21, 1982
  United Kingdom September 9, 1982
  Sweden September 10, 1982
  France September 15, 1982
  Denmark September 24, 1982
  Finland October 1, 1982
  Greece October 1, 1982
  Ireland October 1, 1982
  Italy October 14, 1982
  West Germany October 14, 1982
  Argentina October 21, 1982
  Peru October 28, 1982
  Mexico November 11, 1982
  Netherlands November 11, 1982
  Australia December 16, 1982
  Hong Kong December 22, 1982
  Brazil December 25, 1982
  Norway January 28, 1983
  Portugal February 25, 1983
  Colombia March 16, 1983
  Uruguay June 16, 1983
  Hungary June 23, 1988
  Turkey May 28, 1993
  Latvia May 13, 2016

Director's cut versionEdit

Country Premiere
  United States September 11, 1992
  Japan October 10, 1992
  Finland November 20, 1992
  United Kingdom November 27, 1992
  Sweden December 4, 1992
  Spain December 29, 1992
  Norway January 14, 1993
  Slovenia January 22, 1993
  Argentina February 18, 1993
  Brazil March 19, 1993
  Italy May 6, 1993
  South Korea May 8, 1993
  Australia July 22, 1993

ResponseEdit

Some movie critics did not like Blade Runner because they thought it was slow, but others liked its many ideas. The movie did not sell many tickets in North American movie theaters but was more popular in other countries. Even though it did not make much money, it was liked very much by teachers and science fiction fans. Blade Runner looked good and made the future look very dark and old. The movie showed important ideas of the 21st century such as globalization and genetic engineering. Blade Runner is an important example of cyberpunk and people believe it has changed the world and affected many cultures. Blade Runner made Hollywood interested in stories written by Philip K. Dick.

VersionsEdit

Seven versions of Blade Runner exist because of changes made by different people. The producers took Scott's cut and changed some things about it, which Scott did not like. In 1992, Scott released a Director's Cut version, which was made very fast. It cut the ending of the movie and removed the voice-over. Warner Bros. released the Final Cut, a new 25th anniversary version of the movie, in October 2007. It features some new scenes and removes some of the visible special effect.

Other websitesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Blade Runner". British Board of Film Classification. May 27, 1982. Archived from the original on March 22, 2016. Retrieved January 8, 2016.
  2. "Blade Runner". AFI.com. American Film Institute. Archived from the original on November 6, 2015. Retrieved December 3, 2015.
  3. "Blade Runner". BFI.org. British Film Institute. Archived from the original on December 6, 2015. Retrieved December 3, 2015.
  4. "Blade Runner (1982)". British Film Institute. Archived from the original on February 15, 2017. Retrieved April 26, 2018.
  5. Gray, Tim (June 24, 2017). "'Blade Runner' Turns 35: Ridley Scott's Unloved Film That Became a Classic". Variety. Archived from the original on July 5, 2017. Retrieved July 31, 2019.
  6. "Blade Runner (1982)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on June 8, 2019. Retrieved July 31, 2019.